repairs in progress
By Kayla Pearson
|Photo by Christian Felkl
This repair and renovation project consists of tearing up the current gray concrete sidewalks from University Drive to Faculty Row and replacing them with a red stamped concrete.
Walking from class to class, it’s easy to notice the new construction changes happening this semester on campus. One change is with sidewalk construction.
This repair and renovation project consists of tearing up of the current gray concrete sidewalks from University Drive to Faculty Row and replacing them with a red stamped concrete.
The stamped concrete is considered to be safer, wider and has more grip. It also helps with tree rooting problems around campus.
Not all sidewalks will be torn apart. A hierarchy has been established of where students and staff walk the most.
Places that are more pedestrian oriented will have the new stamp.
“The main place where students and staff walk will be the stamp concrete but all connector sidewalks will be regular concrete which is cheaper,” said Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Steve Martin.
What can be seen being worked on now will be completed this semester, he said. All other construction will be finished over the summer.
This includes sidewalks from Faculty Row to the Quad between Old Main and the library.
This project will take approximately $300,000 to complete.
Future plans include concrete walks around the bridge in Village.
Students are welcoming the new changes.
“If it is going to help better the campus and enhance the beautification, then I feel that it is necessary,” said junior SGA Senator Musheerah Ali.